Porcelain Veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure amongst our Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, and Stuart patients. Considered by many as a superior option to dental bonding, veneers can efficiently and effectively transform your smile in a remarkably quick procedure. If your teeth are cracked or damaged in some other way, veneers are a relatively inexpensive option to restore their natural beauty. In what follows, we provide in-depth information on what makes a good porcelain veneers candidate. Should you have additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to give our Palm Beach Gardens dental office a call.
Am I a Porcelain Veneers Candidate?
Over time, our teeth experience quite a bit of wear and tear. This can result in cosmetic problems that can put a damper on your smile. Tooth-colored, porcelain veneers are a great option for those looking to eliminate, or cover, any blemishes their teeth may suffer from. Common cosmetic issues that veneers patients have include:
- Discoloration: If you’re a coffee drinker, you’ve already been introduced to the world of tooth yellowing and staining. Other food items that can cause discoloration include soda, tea, dark sauces (e.g. soy sauce), and sweets. Depending on the degree of staining, teeth whitening is not always effective. Porcelain veneers are not only useful for covering stains, but they are actually also stain-resistant, helping you avoid these problems in the future.
- Chips and cracks: As we age, our teeth get weaker and are more prone to cracking or chipping. Teeth are also susceptible to physical damage for other reasons, and it’s not a coincidence that the teeth most likely to be damaged are those in the front, which are also the ones easiest to see. Porcelain veneers can make it seem as if there was never any damage there to begin with!
- Enamel Erosion: Just like our teeth tend to discolor over time, the same is true of enamel erosion. Enamel is a tissue on the surface of our teeth that protects subsequent layers of tissue from the elements. When we brush, we can wear down the enamel over time, and this can make our teeth more vulnerable to damage. A good way of protecting our pearly whites is by using a veneer to provide an additional layer of protection.
- Large Gaps Between the Teeth: Not all of us have picture-perfect teeth, each tooth uniform to the other and all equally well spaced between each other. Many of us have some gaps that are larger than others. Fortunately, veneers can help cover those gaps, providing you with the stunningly attractive smile you deserve.